Health agency warns of possible carcinogens in tattoo ink

RESEARCH by the European Chemicals Agency has been looking into the dangers and toxicity of tattoo ink on the body and whether the inks should be regulated.

CQUniversity reveals major expansion plans

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Winchester

CQUniversity has found another place to call home and this time it's

Road test review: Volkswagen Amarok Highline

The VW Amarok.

We road test the VW Amarok Highline dual cab ute.

Musical healer on a mission to help children in Nepal

HEALING: Shanti Rahal is heading off to Nepal to play music with the students.

Ms Rahal is meeting up with a small group of travellers

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is packed with impressive technology.

SOCIALS: Murwillumbah Farmers Markets

LETTUCE KING: Chad Curtis at the Murwillumbah Farmers Market.

Out and about at Mur'bah markets

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years comes with fireworks

Volkswagen has launched the 2016 Golf GTI 40 Years model Down Under.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years is shaping as a modern classic.

You don't need a bloke to buy you flowers: Opinion

SELF LOVE: We don’t really need a bloke to buy us flowers.

I’m not saying go out and buy a fresh bunch of flowers every day.

Parents fight over 'magical sleep doll'

The dolls make breathing and heartbeat sounds, and are believed to have a range of benefits for babies.

Researchers said the doll helped babies to fall asleep sooner

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

OPINION: Balancing your activities and kids an extreme sport

How do you juggle your activities and your kids?

Private versus Public Schooling

WHERE do you stand on choice of schooling?

Work/Life Balance

WORK and being a mum is a juggle - how do you find the balance?

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Only in Australia: Bendy kangaroo joins yoga lesson

STRETCH IT OUT: During a trip to 1770 Adventure Blueprint tourism company's Tim Pool woke to a yoga lesson, but it wasn't just humans taking part.

Kangaroo joins yoga class at Agnes Water

Seal pup influx has experts in quandary

WASHED UP: A seal pup recently stranded at Cabarita is being cared for by Sea World staff. The pup was suffering from a cookiecutter shark bite.

Seal pup influx has experts in quandary

Humpback frolics in Sawtell’s surf

Local photographer Bruce Thomas captured the moment a humpback whale frolicked in the surf at Bonville

Humpback frolics in Sawtell's surf

DPI orders Sapphire Beach evacuation

 A three metre whaler shark was sighted at Sapphire Beach this morning

Sapphire Beach evacuated

Wildlife officers working to help tangled whale

Epic Ocean Adventures tour guide Tyron van Santen after whale encounter off Double Island Point .

Whale between Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point.

It’s cold, but the fishing is good

Fishing from Woolgoolga Headland.

I know it's cold and miserable, but it's still a great time

Bundaberg cafe voted state's best ... again

RECREATING the Indulge Cafe experience anywhere else simply wouldn’t be possible according to owner Amanda Hinds.

Why MasterChef’s Matt Preston loves our Bundaberg Rum

PREMIUM RUM: Chef Matt Preston visited the Bundaberg Rum where he created Matt’s Blend.

Master Chef's Matt Preston in town to make his own rum

Off the beaten track there’s a shiraz trio worth sharing

Three Victorian reds to try this weekend

Back to school: Old-fashioned banana muffins

Muffin comes from the French word moufflet, used to describe soft bread.

Let the kids make these for their lunchboxes

Steak Tartare - how to get it just right

Dan and Steph steak tartare

Got beef? This has to be the best way to enjoy a quality cut.

'What I wish I knew before I went on MasterChef'

Billie McKay, winner of MasterChef 2015. Supplied by Channel 10.

Billie McKay has given some advice to current and future contestants

Try these not-so-naughty “superfood” nachos

Turkey meat contains tryptophan, an important amino acid.

Now, nachos are not the healthiest dish, but if you use turkey ...

Want a rose garden in your living room? Simple

Imagine reading a book surrounded by richly coloured roses in your living space or or lounging in bed with an English garden as your backdrop.

Verandahs are out, 'eskie' homes are in

Air-conditioned homes are replacing the verandah.

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

Aussies have high standards when it comes to cleanliness

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?

Do you know where your fresh food comes from?

Food for thought - get to know your local Tweed farmers at this symposium

Is there a termite resistant mulch?

MIGHTY MULCH: Cypress Mulch is a natural termite resistant mulch obtained from the Western Queensland White Cypress.

It's a rookie mistake not to mulch your garden

Get a buzz out of bugs

A honey bee at work pollinating a lavender plant.

Get the bugs working for not against your garden

Gardening: Roses inspire love and now is the time to plant

The hybrid tea rose Garden Party produces double, scented white flowers margined with pale pink.

Get the garden ready now for your own rose paradise

Gardening: Greening up the home this winter

A zanzibar gem.

Bring the outdoors in this winter

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

Finger limes are otherwise know citrus caviar.

Most edible plants in Australia aren't Australian.

Clone and grow your own potatoes

Spoiled for choice ... there are close to 4000 different varieties of potato.

Turn one kilogram of potatoes into enough for winter

Big-spending tourists have North Coast on radar

One area of the coast is rising in popularity as a big-spending tourism hot spot.

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

Figures show we Aussies love our cruising holidays

Captain Cook Cruises' m.v. Reef Endeavour stands off an island in the Lau group of eastern Fiji.

Cruising among Australians rose almost 15%

Enjoying a Brisbane getaway with the kids

Segway tours along the Brisbane River.

Hotel near Roma St Parklands great launching pad for city

Ever wanted to own an island? This Coast one is up for sale

ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia.

Island on the market for the price of a block of land.

Hervey Bay declared No.1 whale spot on planet

World travel website declares Bay No. 1 whale spot on the planet.

MOVIE REVIEW: Matt Damon in top form for Jason Bourne return

LONG-awaited return of spy franchise is wall-to-wall action.

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

The Bachelor: Vinteaea tells why she had to walk out

Vintaea Carlos was one of 22 "bachelorettes" looking for love on the fourth season of The Bachelor.

Queensland beauty leaves Richie at rose ceremony.

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce

MasterChef winner cheered on by family in Grafton

BIG CHEER: Carlie Slattery (top right) with her husband Madison and kids Ashton, Eva and baby Milla celebrate Carlie's cousin Elena's win in MasterChef last night.

Carlie gets behind her cousin's MasterChef win

Organisers postpone new country music festival

Australian music megastar Kasey Chambers will be playing at the Sawtell RSL on Friday.

Mur'bah's Country Roots Festival cancelled

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at the festival this weekend.

Beauty at home: Banish those blackheads

A cucumber mask is very refreshing and a great ‘pick me up’ for skin.

How to get rid of blackheads for good

‘Don’t dare say she looked better with meat on her bones’

Jim Brigginhaw reckons supermodels are too skinny these days.

Beauty: Is it really in the eye of the beholder?

Gladstone girl makes top 50 of most beautiful list

Gladstone's little golden girl Jordyn Lea has not only made her mark in the global magazine Fashion Kids, labelled in the top 50 of the world's most beautiful children, but is also on her way to the national finals of the Aboriginal Model Search in Sydney, in October

JORDYN is on the fast track to fame after this big win.

Isabella Rossellini says being called beautiful is insulting

Isabella Rossellini

'Still beautiful' label is condescending, star says

Aboriginal model search: Oasis sets sights on modelling

STRIKE A POSE: Oasis Armstrong is heading to Sydney in October after being one of eight finalists in the Aboriginal Model Search competition.

She's only eight but she already knows how to rule the catwalk.

Bridget to give it her best shot at Girlfriend Model Search

MODEL CITIZEN: Local model Bridget Smyth will enter the Girlfriend model search on July 23 in Brisbane.

Bridget Smyth began modelling to build her confidence.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Note 7 phone is expected to be unveiled to much fanfare at an event in New York next month.

Are these the best headphones ever?

We review the impressive Bose QuietComfort 35s

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

You may say yuck, but this is one super food...

The super-nutritious food that is often overlooked

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Parents never expected their son's headaches were caused by cancer

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Ipswich girl, 4 with cancer says 'Barbie looks just like me'

LOOKING GOOD: Erin Masurier was given this special oncology Barbie at the Lady Cilento Childrens' Hospital.

Special doll given to Ipswich girl going through chemo therapy

Why anti-vaxxers won’t ever change their minds

A new survey is being conducted people parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Some parents believe vaccines will harm their children.

Parents' worst nightmare: Daughter, 6, could be deported

A NORTHERN Rivers family is desperately fighting for their six-year-old daughter, who has been threatened with deportation because of her mystery illness.

Dads read to children a different way

STORY TIME: Dads Read is a national campaign to get the male role model reading to children from birth.

Dads read to their children differently to mums

Top 5 'real play' tips to enhance kids' development

Superhero kid against dramatic blue sky background

“DIRT goes, but growth stays” is the message for parents.

Mum's third set of twins in two years

Newborns Darla and Delanie are a US mum Danesha Couch's third set of twins.

"I said, 'This is not happening right now. Pinch me.'"

There should be no age limit on breastfeeding

Mum, Kristy Lawler breastfeeding her four-and-a-half- and three-and-a-half-year-old children.

Sarah Murnane says the natural weaning age is four-and-a-half years

Miss an episode? All your Hey Mumma videos right here

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images with Deanne Stock, Meltopia Grandelis, Katie Dykes, Susie O'Neill, Gisela Parker. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

ALL Hey Mumma episodes right here.

Tinder users hit by fake 'safe dating' app

TINDER users are being scammed by as much as $A160 a month through fake profile verification sites.

Why millennials are having less sex

Young people appear to be having less sex, or just lying about it less than previous generations.

It is a cliche that each new generation shocks the last

Pucker up buttercup: It’s International Kissing Day

Janine Hall of Currimunid is a intuitive face and personality reader. She also has her own lip balm product called Plump and Smooth from The Organic Lip Balm Company.

Lip expert shares insight into the power of the smooch

Kissing the key to happy relationships

A third of people in relationships need a good smooch every day